RCCS Staff

Paul Kustermann - B.S., A.A.

  • CEO/Program Director

"Being witness to the power of change is an awe-inspiring and humbling experience. Our clients deserve the best and our job at RCCS is to give it to them."

Nancy Carkhuff-Kern - LADC, LSW

  • Treatment Director


“I have hope for everyone I work with. When the LADC has hope, the client picks up on that, will make the hope theirs, and will believe a new lifestyle is possible.”

Jeff Davis-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor


Shelly Kuiper - LADC

  • Counselor Supervisor


"It is with great pride and passion for the clients we serve that I love coming to work everyday. Nothing to me is more amazing than seeing the miracle of recovery take hold in the lives of others. I consider it a great honor and privilege to be a part of that process. I have witnessed the most amazing transformations and love what I do. Working with a team of people who share that same passion is priceless and it is reflected in our commitment to our clients.”

Nichole Cardinal - LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

 " In order to go where you have never gone you have to be willing to go where you have never been."


Aziza Marshall - LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor


"Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you."

Roy Barker- Contract 

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

 "The most useful learning for the purposes of life is to unlearn that which is untrue."

Paivi Lee- Contract 

  • Clinical Contractor

 "The true journey of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having fresh eyes."

Juliet Mitchell- Contract 

  • Clinical Contractor

  "Manners are Memorable. People remember what you say, what you do, and how you behave. So put your best foot forward."

Roxy Johnson- Contractor 

  • Clinical Contractor

 "Life is not about having and getting, but being and becoming."

Nate Kalkwarf, MBA

  • Business Development Manager


  " Complications, problems, and mistakes are all a part of life and business. The true test is not in how we avoid them, but how we respond tothem."

Valerie Bashiri, BA, LADC, Rule 114 Qualified Neutral

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor



“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” von Goethe

Kathy Lijewski- Billing Specialist

  • Billing Specialist



"Don't be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone."



Pat Moore- Accountant

  • Accountant

  "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."

Pa Xiong- Intern

  • Intern

 " It's where we go , and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are."

Roy Wade- Lead CT Tech

  • Lead Chemical Dependency Technician

 "Today is the day to start a NEW beginning."

Susan Brown-Intern

  • Intern


  "It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do."

Pam Wright- CD Tech/Driver

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

   "The only person you should be better than is the person  you were yesterday."

Gina Towle- CD Tech/Driver

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

 "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."

Karla Hugo-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

 "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it."

Amanda Newstrom- Administrative Assistant/Intake Coordinator 

  • Administrative Assistant 

 "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live."

Chelsie McShane-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

  "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."

Shaun Downerd-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

  "Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."

Liz Rolfes-LADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor

  " People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you'll know exactly what to do."

Ryan Westrum- Mental Health Counselor

  • Mental Health Counselor

     "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes"

Holli Ellering-ILADC

  • Chemical Dependency Counselor/Contractor


"As an assessor, I am often the first person a client meets in the process of obtaining help for a chemical health problem. It is extremely fulfilling to see the change RCCS brings about in a a client, from denial to acceptance and finally, change."


Shandrell Duncan- CD Tech/Driver

  • Chemical Dependency Technician

   "What defines us is how well we rise after falling."

Nick Young- IT


  • IT

  "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored, than to anything on which it is poured."

Nia Kustermann- Contract 

  • Contract

 "Faith, it doesnt make things easy, it makes them possible. Luke 1:37"

Brooks Waldron- LADC

  • Counselor

 "We become what we think about."

Amanda Richards- Contract 

  • Consultant

"Yesterday is gone.

 Tomorrow has not yet come.

 We only have today.

 Let us begin."

David Smith-LADC

  • Counselor

  "The first step in escaping prisons is to realize you are in one."

Rosie Lewis -Administartive Assistant-Rule 25

  • Administrative Assistane Rule 25

" Dream as though you have nothing to lose, Believe as though anything is possible, Love as though you have never been hurt before, live as though there is only today."

Blue Cameron-CD Tech/Driver

  • CD Tech

  "Happiness is not having everything you want but wanting everything you have."

Jamie Johnson- LADC

  • Counselor

  "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

Peter Ferguson- CD Tech/Driver

  •  CD Tech/Van Driver

 "The journey of a million miles starts with the first step"

Sharon Garcia -CD Tech

  • CD Tech

" Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible"

Marty Sherman- Rule 25 Assessor 

  • Rule 25 Assessor

 " Forgive O Lord, my little jokes on Thee; and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me."

Brenda Nelson- LADC

  • Counselor

" 12 hours + 12 hours= one day, meaning; time adds up, make every day count"

Bonnie Stokes-LADC

  • Ledad Counselor for Women

" I have an abundance of inner wisdom"

Blondell Taylor-LADC- Rule 25 Assessor

  • Rule 25 Assessor